Thursday, 6th July Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia with the NZ Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

10:15AM - 11:30AM
Thursday, 6th July
Emerson Brewery, 70 Anzac Ave

Includes one hour brewing tour including tastings. 70 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin, own transport.  NZ$25 per person, book with online registration.

12:50PM - 2:00PM
Thursday, 6th July
Lindo Fergusson Building, Great King Street

The Anatomy holds a large collection of anatomical specimens and models, many of which are unique in Oceania. Some models date back to the late 1800s (porcelain models by Steger and wax models by Ziegler). This Museum is rarely open to the public.

Lindo Fergusson Building, Great King Street (opposite main entrance to Dunedin Hospital) - Curator to meet delegates outside the building.  Please note that due to ethics regulations, late arrivals will not be admitted.  Entry: free of charge (however please book via the online registration form).

1:00PM - 3:30PM
Thursday, 6th July
Seminar Room A

Genotype by Environment Data:

pedigree and genomic selection analysis using ASReml-R


Prof Brian Cullis & Dr Alison Smith

Centre for Bioinformatics and Biometrics, University of Wollongong


Bookings Essential - via Genetics Otago Booking Page 


This seminar will use several data-sets to demonstrate the methods outlined in two papers:


Genomic selection and genomic estimated breeding values in genotype by environment data: a proof of concept for Radiata Pine Breeding Company.Brian Cullis, Alison Smith and Paul Jefferson. 


Selection tools built on factor analytic models for genotype by environment data. Alison Smith and Brian Cullis.  


The seminar will also work through the ASReml-R syntax for model fitting and the R code for summarising results.